from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hodgkin, Sir Alan Lloyd 1914-1998. British physiologist. He shared a 1963 Nobel Prize for research on nerve cells.
- Hodgkin, Dorothy Mary Crowfoot 1910-1994. Egyptian-born British chemist. She won a 1964 Nobel Prize for determining the structure of compounds needed in combating pernicious anemia.
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
- n. English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
- n. English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
From Hodge, Middle English diminutive of the given name Roger + -kin. (Wiktionary)